Marathon Span: World''s Longest Sea Bridge Opens
China opened the world''s longest bridge over water on Thursday. The Jiaozhou Bay bridge is 26.4 miles long, according to Guinness World Records. It links China''s eastern port city of Qingdao to Huangdao island. State-run CCTV said the 110-foot-wide bridge cost more than 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billi...
Global Carbon Emissions Reach New Record High
Concentrations of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, will surge to a new high in the atmosphere in 2014.
Robots Use RFID to Find and Navigate to Household Objects
UHF RFID tags are a realistic way of localizing and identifying objects in a home environment
NASA Hails Mars Probe''s ''Flawless'' Arrival at Red Planet
The MAVEN spacecraft executed a picture-perfect orbital insertion burn late Sunday night (Sept. 21), slowing down enough to get captured by Mars'' gravity in a Red Planet arrival that had mission team members cheering with excitement and relief.
Monitoring heavy metals using mussels
Caged mussels are useful for monitoring heavy metal contamination in coastal waters in the Strait of Johore, researchers have confirmed. Initial results of a study indicate that there is increasing pollution in the eastern part of the Johore Strait.
Where''s the app for an earthquake warning?
Among the many things the Bay Area learned from the recent shaker near Napa is that the University of California, Berkeley''s earthquake warning system does indeed work for the handful of people who receive its messages, but most folks find out about a tremor only after it knocks them out of bed.
Gender bias has no place in the British army
The time is right for women in the British army to fight in close combat alongside men, says Rosemary Bryant Mariner
University of Utah engineers unlock potential for faster computing
(University of Utah) University of Utah engineers discovered a way to create a special material -- a metal layer on top of a silicon semiconductor -- that could lead to cost-effective, superfast computers that perform lightning-fast calculations but don''t overheat. This new ''topological insulator'...
Report: Email volume rises 13% in Q3
New York-Overall email volume increased by 12.7% in the third quarter compared with the year-earlier period, and unique open rates rose 6.0%, according to a new report by Experian Marketing Services.